Managing your payment
Your options and obligations for Austudy.
You must tell us about any changes that could affect the amount of Austudy you’re getting.
How much you or your partner earn affects your payment. We need to know what you and your partner earn so we pay you the right amount.
If you’re getting Austudy and reach Age Pension age, you can transfer to Age Pension.
If you’re Age Pension age and get an eligible payment, you can apply to transfer to Age Pension.
There are rules about when your Austudy can be paid when you travel outside Australia.
You can have an authorised representative deal with us on your behalf. You can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to do an online review of your study details.
You may be able to cancel your own payment online. This means you don’t need to visit a service centre or call us. Cancelling your payment is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.
Information to help you make a choice between Veteran Payment and your income support payment.
Page last updated: 19 July 2018